What Good Is the Church Anyway?
Loving service makes us credible in the eyes of the world.
Katie, center, and her family
For some reason one of the stories which has impacted me the most recently has been that of Katie Davis.
Sometimes people wonder what good the Church and Christians serve. A large part of the world can’t imagine life continuing beyond this life, so what good is the Church? A social club? A crutch for the weak? All that is okay. For many people, one religion is as good as another. Just as long as you believe something.
I won’t even comment on that beyond noting that if you said, “One answer is as good as another, just as long as you work at it,” to your math teacher, you probably wouldn’t impress him with your intelligence. And you probably wouldn’t rejoice at your grade at the end of the year.
But, I think one thing impresses everyone—loving service that has no other agenda but to please God and help others. Here’s a case in point. Continue reading